Do you ever order a product and then never use it? (Insert hand raised very high right here!) That would be me. Guilty. Product not used: Glossy Paper
Why have I not used it? I was scared to ruin it. Crazy, I know. I buy specialty papers and then never use them because they cost more than regular paper and I hate to waste it. Then again....not using it IS wasting it, isn't it?!
Needless to say, today I went for the glossy paper and played. Sure, I had 3 out of 5 images that I only liked moderately well, but that is all part of the experimentation. And I used less than a sheet of paper for it all. Plus, I got two Christmas cards made!
So here is the first card that I made. I tried to add some Platinum shimmer paint to the paper and then dabbed Island Indigo and Pool Party re-inker with alcohol all over the image. It turned out nicely. I added some Pool Party ruffled ribbon and left it alone.
For some reason my tree image wasn't getting sufficient ink in the center. I love the way this image turned out, though. I didn't add any shimmer paint at all - just the cotton swab with alcohol and re-inkers. Isn't it gorgeous the way it turned out? I couldn't resist a little bling with the rhinestones. Loved this card!
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Christmas Greetings
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Paper: Whisper White, Glossy white, Naturals DSP, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Accessories: Clear EP, Island Indigo baker's twine, basic rhinestones, corner rounder, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, rubbing alcohol